Vaccine Information

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Vaccine Eligibility

Everyone 5+ years and older is currently eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

  1. Pfizer-BioNTech (two doses, 3 weeks apart) is now available for 5 years and older
  2. Comirnaty (Brand name of Pfizer-BioNTech, it is the same vaccine) is fully authorized for 12+ years and older
  3. Moderna (two doses, 4 weeks apart) is available for 18+ years and older
  4. Johnson and Johnson-Jannsen (one dose) is available for 18+ years and older 

For more information about each different type of approved vaccine, visit the CDC's Vaccines page.

Vaccine Boosters 

FDA Flyer

Please review:

Vaccine - 2nd Booster Dose 

According to the CDC & FDA, immunocompromised individuals include people who:

  • Have been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last two years, or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome or Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Are diagnosed with HIV and have a high viral load or low CD4 count, or are not currently taking medication to treat HIV
  • Are taking drugs like high-dose steroids or other medications that may cause severe suppression of the immune system

If you are not sure whether you fit into any of these categories, please contact your medical provider. For more details, please review the CDC’s information for moderately to severely immunocompromised people.

Rowan County Health Department Clinics

Please use the CDC’s vaccine finder tool to schedule a second dose with any provider or call 980-432-1800 for assistance. You can also call 704-216-8777, ext 3 to book an appointment.